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Hard Lump On Calf Muscle When I Flex
Left calf below knee on side hurts when flexing foot down but not when I squeeze calf. Been on road trips..walking. possible just pulled something??
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Bursitis : This may be an inflammation in the little sack or bursa just over the patella. It normally helps everything "slide" when you bend your knee, but can get irritated, especially if you did a lot of kneeling or caused some inflammation to start. If it is red and painful, it may even be infected so you should get it checked. Try an antiinflammatory in the meantime. Try not to kneel until it is healed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a grape size hard(ish) lump at the top of my calf muscle, just below the knee. It hurts to walk on, and clicks when I go upstairs. DVT?
No: It is not DVT. If the lump is fresh means you noticed it for last few days then you need to check it out. If it was there for long time it could be a fat lump which is not dangerous yet still may need to come out if it is painful. ...Read more
Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Lump on upper ab, right side. Hurts when I bend over or lay on that side. Also hurts to touch. What could it be? I do squats, leg lifts and push-ups.
Spigelian : See your MD. If the lump is to the side of your rectus abdominus it may be a spigelian hernia. It may also be a pulled or torn abdominal muscle. Only a full exam is appropriate the differential diagnosis is quite large. Don't worry you'll be okay. Rest use NSAIDs and see MD. ...Read more
Solid hard painful lump on right side manubrium near rib 1. Had it since I can remember, now 42. Getting worse, hurts to breath and move arm?
There are two pea size lumps on my left leg. Hurts while walking standing sitting. If I barely touch it it hurts.
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I have a hard painfull lump on my left leg very close to the shin bone. It hurts when i walk and also to the touch. It appeared suddenly.
See your Orthopod !: Sudden appearance of a painful & tender swelling in the leg could be due to a number of causes. It could be from a fall or stumble resulting in a fx or torn muscle; or due to an infection. All these would be associated with a history of a trauma or fever, etc. Rarer causes include a bone tumor breaking thru, resulting in sudden swelling, pain & tenderness. Bleeding vessel might also cause the same. ...Read more
What areMedial gastrocnemius Strain symptoms? Running yesterday, cramp inside right calf just below knee, feel pull when sleep and tender? Advice?
Pain medial calf: Sounds as very well could be medial gastroc strain. Symptoms generally self limited and should improve with time. For now recommend avoid provocative activities (running), gentle stretching as tol, anti-inflammatories, ice, etc. Would fully expect this to improve over a week or so. Unlikely to represent a tear which is extremely painful and associated with significant swelling. ...Read more
The back of my leg above the knee hurts and there's a lump that hurts when pressed. Also my calf muscle hurt months before this and had a hard lump?
Tendinitis/Myositis: You likely sustained a sprain or partial rupture of the Achilles' tendon with persistent symptoms if it was not medically approached with RICE. The gastrocnemius muscle is the only calf muscle that originates above the knee and the tenderness and nodularity characterize myofascial pain. A Velcro knee sleeve, ice and elevation, foam roller or foot massage, gel insoles and topical NSAID creams help! ...Read more
Pulled my calf and thigh muscle while skating. It also hurts when I flex the muscles. Is this a bad thing? It also hurts a little when I walk. Thanks.
I have two small hard unmovable and painless lumps on each upper thighs. A similar lump on left hip. Huge lum. behind stomach fat. Hurts when pressed?
Lipoma: Sounds like they may be lipomas which are benign encapsulated accumulations of fat. Many people have them and they do not require any intervention unless they are so large they are cosmetically unappealing or pressing on a nerve and causing pain. An examination by your provider can confirm this is the case. Very rarely is any additional testing needed to make this diagnosis. ...Read more
I woke up with a small green hard lump on my lower leg. The lump itself doesn't hurt but my leg below it hurts when I apply pressure like a shin splin?
Soft bump above left inner ankle bone. Painless. Almost feels like muscle when i push on it but only on one ankle. What could this be?
Painless cyst: It sounds like a benign ganglion cyst, which is round and palpable. It commonly appears in ankle and wrist where the tendon is rubbing under the fibrous band. It usually goes away after a few weeks. It could be treated by needle aspiration, but it may return especially after repetitive movement of your foot. ...Read more
Feels like a cuff around my shin. When I rub my shin lightly I can feel it on calf muscle. No pain, occasional "cool spot" feeling. Thoughts?
Referred Sensations: Your are describing/recognizing a common phenomena called Referred Sensations, a common example of which is called Referred Pain, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Referred_pain. Underlying all of this is the complexity of how our brain & mind figure out (or don't) a correct/useful correlation between sensation perception and location, a complex process, esp. for deep or rarely felt sensations. ...Read more
Nerve issue: If you are referring to you're calf and ankle please consider if perhaps you may a back issue. Does you're back hurt and does this radiate down the leg. If so perhaps a herniated disc is the cause. ...Read more
I have a lump on my right clavical bone. Not painful to the touch but when walking on treadmill my right shoulder & right clavical bone begin to hurt?
Undefined lump on calf above inside ankle. Painless, there 8 months. Doctor said was hypertrophy muscle. Lump goes away when I flex. Is it just muscle?
Probably...: If the mass changes position when you flex your muscles or move your ankle thrn it is likely muscle. If you have had an injury to that area sometimes there can be a hermiation of the muscle through its sheath of fascia. If the mass becomes painful or gets larger you should get it evaluated. ...Read more
Dime size lump on my knee just to the left of my patella on my t knee. It hurts when I stand, when it is bent, when it is pushed on, and when I kneel?
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